New Year, Better You

Books to keep you motivated and inspired all year


Disconnection has become an epidemic, and it may require a reconnection revolution to get us back together

Staying connected is the most direct route to happiness. But never have we been more disconnected. Connection is what we're wired for, and it can be easy: waving at your neighbour, going on that second date, buying coffee for the person behind you. The hard part comes when we are called on to reconnect, to repair or re-engage, especially after we've been wronged, alienated or hurt. We all desperately want to get it right, but this requires another step: the act of seeing. As simple as it is complex, it all comes down to this truth: when we're feeling seen, we will rise.

Feeling Seen is a timely work with a timeless message. Written on a blueprint of theory, with a road map of reconnection (including three simple stops) and a way back for when we get lost, it leads to a place where all of those who share the human race will truly see our differences, our sorrows and our joys.

A decision crisis playbook that will help you to make sound choices when the emotional and financial stakes are high.

Every one of us will face an unexpected decision crisis in our lives. Whether it’s a life-changing situation—job loss, divorce—or a happier event—a new job opportunity, buying a first home—there are times when you will be forced to make big decisions under great pressure.

When you feel overwhelmed, it’s difficult to be confident in your decision-making. Uncertainty is scary. Sometimes it seems that the options are endless—or non-existent. You don’t want to make the wrong choice, but you don’t want to be paralyzed by indecision either.

From the initial shock of Panic Mode to the insecurity of the Messy Middle, and finally, the acceptance of Your New Normal, Shannon Lee Simmons will teach you how to approach your decision crisis methodically, step by step.

Simmons’s practical advice, wisdom and humour will help you navigate through the upheaval that comes with a decision crisis, so that—once the stressful situation is over—you will be proud of the choices you’ve made, you have hope for the future, and you emerge from the crisis stronger and more confident than before.


Being a young woman today is harder than ever before, but Tara Porter’s expert approach will guide teenagers, young women and their parents through these difficult years

Female adolescence is an ever-shifting, tricky time of life. And never before have young women had so much freedom and choice. But never before have they had so many demands placed upon them—by themselves as well as by others. How can today’s teenager or young woman cope during this stage?

Writing directly to girls and young women, Dr. Tara Porter draws on decades of experience to offer insight into their own psychology. You Don’t Understand Me examines the situation from a young person’s perspective, guiding readers—including parents—through the various challenges they may encounter.

Filled with simple strategies, clear explanations and current case studies, this book is an essential and deeply human guide for families everywhere.

Owen O’Kane reveals how smart, short techniques throughout the day can form healthier perspectives and let you ditch harmful thought patterns. All the benefits of therapy — 10 minutes at a time.

Modern life is a minefield for stress. Whether it’s juggling work, relationships or money, we often struggle to make time for ourselves and can find ourselves stuck in a rut with bad habits or worries.

Using the latest evidence-based tools and techniques from across a range of therapies including CBT, mindfulness and interpersonal therapy, Owen provides empowering solutions to managing what keeps you stuck so you can move forward.

Teaching you the key fundamentals of therapy and how to apply these to your own life, alongside targeted tasks that take just 10 minutes a day, this is the practical therapy book for anyone who wants to get the best from their life and to manage better in tough times.


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